Monday, May 6
Saturday, March 30
This piece is available exclusively through Gallery 1988 and is a limited run of 20. Each print is signed and titled.
Wednesday, December 19
I had this image of old-timey bears in my head - something early century, as if they were getting their portrait taken at the bear version of the World's Columbian exhibition. I'm sure junior can hardly wait to get out of that stuffy shirt. Dad likes extra starch.
This piece can be seen on display currently in the winter guild members show at the Elmhurst Art Museum, December 18 - January 18.
Tuesday, December 4
A scene from the film that is tough to beat was the animated segment where Ron Burgundy and Veronica Corningstone travel to a world of unicorns and rainbows. Pleasuretown indeed!
I was also inspired by Brick Tamland's charm, where he was able to somehow avoid deadly mauling and befriend a San Diego Zoo bear.
Monday, September 3
"The Avengers" will soon be released on Blu-Ray/DVD and the recent advertising put me in the mood to re-comp my earlier team image into a poster-like split scene of the heroes. I was reading a Joss Whedon article recently and I agree with how he summarizes his film - "I don’t think it’s a perfect movie. I don’t even think it’s a great movie. I think it’s a great time…"
Saturday, August 25
Wednesday, August 1
Hey, and thanks to mental_floss for the kind mention this year - those folks are swell!
Tuesday, July 10
Right after seeing the movie and before there were Star Wars figures, I dreamed of them. The best I could imagine at the time were rubber bendy versions that matched a beaten up Spiderman I owned. To actually have these figures was the official start to what would be considered "collecting" to me. I needed to have them all.
What really stuck with me was the colorful card-back packaging. The toy package photos, mixed with saturated colors behind the blister where the figure resided made me hang on to the open packages so I could look at the photos and the other toys I wanted on the back. The nostalgia behind these toy memories are some of the most vivid that I can recall from that age.
This new art piece is a fun/macabre statement on collecting. On the left, I have the vivid and colorful memory of the original 12 Kenner Star Wars Figures - with the words "Collect them all!" The purest way I look back on and cherish these figures. On the right, I'm depicting the other side of collecting, where it's all about value and variants, and less about being a kid. This is accompanied with the tag line "Dissect them all". A much less attractive representation of being a collector, and a loss of innocence in the toy itself.
I hope you enjoy - AND, if you will be in San Diego this year for Comic Con, stop by booth F5 and say hi! Let me know which figure was your first.
Friday, July 6
Saturday, January 28
The Tuna Sammich cartoon pilot was finally posted by one of my friends online (thanks Ron)! Now all can witness the hijinks of this charming and inquisitive little Sammich. The "Pilot" was created at Startoons back in the late '90s. Here it is in glorious "standard definition" - suitable to the late days of this popular format. This looks like it was transfered from some sort of tape media (since I can pick up on some scan lines). Ugh, so much I'd change nowadays - but nonetheless, most of this animation still looks pretty sweet. Gotta again thank Jon McClenahan for taking a chance on a young me and a young Phil Gullett and allowing us learn so much by working out this idea from start to finish. If a network liked it - you could have been watching this on your own TV. Tuna Sammich still has a lot of fun potential in my mind. At the very least - it was a blast to make and be part of such a great team of artists. Hope you enjoy!
Sunday, September 25
So, the Star Wars Blu-Rays are out and about now - anyone pick them up? I don't yet have a Blu-Ray player, so I'll have to keep watching on DVDs for now. Preferably the "non-special" editions, back in the days when Dewbacks didn't work right and sand would freeze up R2-D2's robotic mechanisms. I'll take a wolfman in the cantina any day of the week over whetever the heck that thing is that replaced him. Anyways, here's to the days when a real person in a brown hood and 2 lightbulbs inside for eyes was good enough to pass as an alien creature.
Thursday, July 28
I was also humbled by a few nods to my work from io9 and padinga. Those guys are sweet. Of course a big thanks to my art-wizard pal Bob Rissetto for pulling it all together with me (and helping to put down a slice of pizza or two).
I have to mention one of my favorite exhibits this year - the Vintage Star Wars dedication by Bwana Spoons which featured some exceptional interpretations of every figure released between 1978 and 1985.
Sunday, July 17
I will be at the table Wednesday July 20th (preview night), Then all day Thursday July 21 through Saturday July 23. I will not be there on Sunday.
Monday, July 4
Friday, June 24
Greasing the wheels of progress, Bacon sizzles on the election scene. A delicious candidate that offers more than just empty calories, Bacon will fill your appetite for change. So vote for someone that will finally meat you halfway and won't leave you hungry for more - stuff that ballot box with Bacon!
Wednesday, June 8
Friday, March 4
Tuesday, August 3
Tuesday, July 13
Hey Everyone. It's been a busy year - but I wanted to let you know I'll be back at Comic Con again this year at table F5. I'll mainly be bringing a resupply of prints that sold out last year, and a few new ones - like this second in the "Feathered Friends" series. And for those of you that love to collect buttons - I should have more of those too. See you in about a week!
Sunday, February 7
Anyone who knows me knows that I have a special place in my heart for He-Man and his pals. The brightly colored 80's toys were a favorite of mine in childhood, and I've been collecting the new toys Mattel has been putting out for the last year. Here are a few new paintings inspired by these musclebound goofballs.
Friday, December 25
Saturday, December 5
Cobble Hill Cinemas is located at 265 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231(718) 596.9113
Big Movies for Little Kids is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. (BAC)
Sunday, October 4
The festival was held at "The Studio", one of the more intimate theatres within the Opera house
The crowds lines up - waiting to get in. It was a sold out show.
50 Little Malop Street
Friday, September 4
On September 13, AFC will be playing at the Sydney Opera house as part of the "Little Big Shots" film festival. The great news is that since I get to travel to AUS for work a lot, I will get to be there and speak at the showing! So if you live in Sydney and follow my blog, please plan on attending - it should be a memorable one.
Sydney Opera House is Australia's leading performing arts centre and one of the most recognised (and photographed!) venues of the modern world.
- Sydney - September 13, 2009: 10-11am: Big shots, small packages 2 Short films for kids aged 3 to 7
- Swan Hill - September 16, 2009: 11-11.50am: Big shots, small packages 2 Short films for kids aged 3 to 7